"You know, it looks big but it’s not. There’s not a lot to it. The sizes of the drums are big. The kick’s a 24?, the toms are 12? and 13?, and the floor toms are 16? and 18?. All I have is two crash cymbals, two Chinas, a ride, and one China behind me. There’s not much to it. I mean, Neil Peart has a massive kit, I don’t. The core of my kit is basically the same kit that I started with—snare, kick, rack, and floor."more
John Freese can be seen playing a DW Collector Series Custom Drum Set in this video. The [official DW Artists Setups page](http://dwdrums.com/artists/setups.asp) has Josh listed with the following kit: Collector's Series Maple Drums in Black Lacquer with Black Hardware: 6x14 Vintage Bronze Brass Snare Drum 8x10 Tom-Tom 9x12 Tom-Tom 11x14 Tom-Tom 14x16 Tom-Tom 16x18 Tom-Tom 18x24 Bass Drum Hardware 9002 Double Pedal 9500 Hi-Hat Stand 9300 Snare Drum Stand 9934 Double Tom/Cymbal Mount 9700 Cymbal Stand 9901 Low Tom Stand 9100 Drum Throne In a 2007 [Guitar Center interview](http://gc.guitarcenter.com/interview/joshfreese/index2.cfm ), Freese stated: "My set up never gets that crazy or out of the ordinary I don't think. You can pretty much always count on starting off with the basic Ringo 4 piece set up and add from there. With the Vandals that's all I use. With Devo add a second rack tom. With NIN keep only 1 rack but have 2 floors and a 3rd floor off to the left of my hi-hat (with NIN the drums are all about 2 inches bigger than I normally would use... 14 rack. 24 kick, 18 and 20-inch floors... 16 off the side of my hihat. With A Perfect Circle 2 racks and 2 floors, 2nd snare off the left of my hihat... more cymbals with APC too. With Sting there are 3 racks but smaller sizes and only 1 floor. Never too many cymbals (except with APC I guess). In the studio my drums are usually something really basic a 4, 5, or 6 piece kit with lots of snare and cymbal choices."more
Brent Fitz, who has played on DW Drums [exclusively with Slash](http://slash.gnrfrance.net/img/galeries/slash/solo/band/brent_3.jpg), is profiled in this YouTube video demonstrating on the DW Collector's Series Maple/Mahogany Drums. DW says, "The Collector's Series "Maple/Mahogany" shell is a benchmark in our never-ending evolutionary quest to offer YOU the sound you have in your head. Nearly by mistake, we paired vertical Mahogany outer and inner plies with our "VLT" Maple core, and the result is pure magic; A modern kit with vintage warmth and ideal sustain that can adapt to any style of music depending on heads and tuning. And because it is a Collector's Series, it's made in our Custom Shop in Oxnard, California to your exact custom size, feature, and finish specifications."more
This was Jimmy Chamberlin's kit after he left Yamaha in 2010. This kit is in a custom liquid copper design. Sizes of this kit are: -6x8 Rack Tom (8 ply) -7x10 Rack Tom (9 ply) -8x13 Rack Tom (9 ply) -10x14 Rack Tom (9 ply) -14x14 Floor Tom (with legs / 9 ply) -16x16 Floor Tom (with legs / 9 ply) -16x22 kick drums (10 ply) - features black lacquer hoops with a band of liquid copper lacquer down around the center - really neat to look at. -5.5x14 matching snare (12 ply)more
In this live performance photo, Ben is seen playing his DW Collectors Series Custom drum kit, in a vintage marine off-white finish. "Ok, let me tell you about my drums. Up until very recently I’ve been playing a DW Collectors kit—13? rack, 16? floor, and 22? bass with a vintage marine off-white finish" - via [Modern Drummer](http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2014/05/ben-thatcher-royal-blood-drummer-blog/#_)more
This is one of three kits that Virgil currently uses listed on Virgil Donati's official website under gear. This kit is fiinished in a custom green to gun metal fade over cherry mahogany wood. Sizes for this kit are: 8 x 10 tom tom 9 x 12 tom tom 14 x 16 floor tom 16 x 18 floor tom 6.5 by 14 snare drum 18 x 22 bass drum 16 x 18 gong drummore
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